Gert WingÃ¥rdh, the practice of Claesson Koivisto Rune and Anders LandstrÃ¶m are among the top names in high-quality architecture in Sweden. White Arkitekter is one of the major practices with offices in and outside Stockholm. The practiceâ€™s new curtain walled office building, designed to be ecologically sustainable, in Stockholmâ€™s SÃ¶der district is its flagship. The Swedes are undoubtedly pioneers in the integration of building and ecological sustainability requirements.
In urban planning the Swedes are ahead of Finns, and as an example we can cite Hammarby SjÃ¶stad with its landscaped surroundings. The housing area of Stockholmâ€™s St. Erik is an example of the non-modern movement. The strong surge of foreign architecture into Sweden is visible in places like MalmÃ¶, where we can see Santiago Calatravaâ€™s residential skyscraper and a university building by the Swiss practice Diener&Diener. The strong presence of foreign architects is also linked with names such as Henning Larsen, Niels Torp and Norman Foster, with Rafael Moneo as the pioneer of the tradition. Christian Gullichsenâ€™s Finnish Embassy in Stockholm is an outstanding example of Finnish architecture in Sweden.
Sweden offers numerous high quality environmental construction projects that are worth seeing!